AND THE WINNERS WERE. . .
VICTORIA LAKES G.C. - 03/05/2020 Gordon Crook's solid 78 captured the Super Low Gross award by a
scintillating single shot over runner-up Ron Troncatty. The Crookster added a 1/2 share birdie booty and ties for 2nd places in both Low Net & Partners to earn a modest $32 from the abbreviated 10-Player field all of whom actually appear on this day's money-winners list! RonTron did win the Low Putts to boost his take to $18. The day's top money winner was Bob Stone with his $40 haul accumulated from 1+1/2 birdie shares and the Porter Low Gross runner-up spot. Paul Venetos completed the birdie-begetters list with his solo tweeter worth $18. The Porter Low Gross winner was Tom Knikckerbocker, also claiming a Partners 1st Place for a $13 total. Val Mayer accepted $12 after posting the day's Low Net score along with a tie for Partners 2nd Place. The Partners 1st Place and a tie for 2nd Low Net sent $9 to John Moskoff while the Low Putts runner-up spot paid out $6 to Brian Oblak. Completing the winner's list were Jimmy Dodds and Marilou Miller who extracted $2 apiece from that tie for Partners 2nd Place featuring the dynamic pairings of Crook/Dodds and Mayer/Miller. BUENAVENTURA G.C. - 03/19/2020: In what may well be our final outing in the foreseeable future, given the impact of our national health emergency, we had just 8 dedicated Thursday Groupers and one member-qualifier competing on this date. Brian Oblak's sizzling 75 led the field in both scoring and winnings, taking $39 from the modest wager pots by marking in every category, 1st in Super Gross, Low Putts & Partners, a tie for 2nd Low Net, and a share in the birdie loot. Bob Stone won the Porter Low Gross along with a Partners 2nd Place and some shared birdie booty for an $18 payout. Burman DeShautelle returned from the Injured Reserve List to notch a solo birdie worth $14. Bruce Simon claimed $13 with the days' Low Net tally and 2nds in Porter Gross & Putts(tie). For Jimmy Dodds a Partners 1st Place and tie for 2nd Net earned $9. The Super Gross runner-up spot along with his Partners 3rd & tie for 2nd Low Putts was worth only a paltry $6 for Ron Troncatty. The M&M kids, Marilou Miller and John Moskoff, realized just $2 apiece for their Partners and/or Low Putts placings. In his 3rd member-qualifying round, Jeff Sable made off with a healthy share of the birdie loot, some $24 worth from a solo tweeter and share of another.
DPTGG EAST: REPORT
As reported on Facebook, our Thursday Golf Group is NOT completely inactive! One of our two intrepid members from the East Coast contingent
in South Carolina, Jeff Jacobs, actually played 18 Holes recently (3/28) on one of their three challenging layouts at the Legends Golf Courses in Myrtle Beach. “Unofficially” Jeff won the Porter Low Gross, Low Net, and Low Putts, but no birdies and his partner was a non-member. -- Many special features were instituted by the Legends Courses: Local Residents Only... Individual Carts... All Pins remain in holes permanently... Circular Foam Pads in base of holes to elevate ball for easy retrieval... “Club Bumping”, preferably with Drivers, replaced High Fives or Elbow Bumps. Main Club House closed but Free Breakfast served as Take-Out before the round . All tables, chairs, benches, ball washers, etc removed from the Course. Free box lunch available at the Turn to be eaten in your solo cart. So we can all live vicariously through the Jacobs' clan!
Condolences to Gordon Crook on the passing of his childhood coach and mentor John Webster Lonsdale, known to Santa Monica youth for many years as Coach "Johnny".1958 '49ers featuring Coach "Johnny" (b/c) & Gordon Crook (t/c)
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